Car Owner Finds Alleged Thief In His Car

Posted at 2:40 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 14:40:58-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — What started off as a normal Monday morning on Fair Oaks Drive quickly turned dangerous when a man said he went out to his car and then noticed someone in the back seat. 

"I came down the steps, was going to my car, and I unlocked it with my phone," he said. "The case containing my radio was in my front seat, everything was shuffled and thrown around."

That is when the owner of the car, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he saw someone’s arm move inside. 

"I stepped back and noticed someone was in the back seat," he said.

Police said that the person was 47-year-old Jonathan Baker. When he got out of the car, he allegedly pulled a knife. 

"He held a knife to me and after a second of standing there staring at me, he ran off," said the car owner.

Police found Baker because they say he left fingerprints all along the window. The owner of the car said it was locked, so he couldn’t get in through the door, he actually cut a hole in the roof. 

"He got my $300 radio. He took my backpack and he took a bunch of my medications," said the car owner.

Neighbors tell LEX 18 that this is not the first time this has happened. 

"My vehicles were broken into two weeks ago and a friend of mine on the next street over, her vehicles got broken into," said Kimberly Rivera. 

After police tracked him down, Baker was charged with criminal mischief, robbery and a parole violation. He was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.